Meet The Team
The team at our clinic is dedicated to providing you with quality care. We believe in building long-term relationships with our patients, and we take pride in providing personalized treatment plans that meet your needs.
As our owner and Family Nurse Practitioner, Cristy O'Connell is committed to patient care and advocacy. Cristy has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for several years with experience in emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, urgent and primary care. Cristy is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, as well as a member of the organization. Prior to opening Health Xpress Medical Center, Cristy was the CEO and Family Nurse Practitioner of an Urgent and Primary care clinic. She also has taught nursing school clinical for both RN and NP students. Before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, Cristy worked as a full-time Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. Outside of the clinic, Cristy enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog Xena, exercising, and going on bike rides.
As our paramedic owner and CFO, Jamie O'Connell comes to Health Xpress Medical Center with 15 years of experience as a Paramedic. He is also an army Veteran, who worked for the 82nd Airborne infantry division as a paratrooper. During his time in the service, Jamie received a Purple Heart. Jamie understands the importance of quality care and is ready to help with your medical care needs. When not at work, Jamie enjoys time with his wife, walking his dog Sarge, and working on his hot rod.
Colton comes to Health Xpress Medical Center with a wide range of experience in healthcare. Colton has been certified in EMS for 9 years, as well as an instructor in EMS. He has managed special events and worked on an ambulance in Las Vegas since 2016. Colton has experience in occupational health and safety and has been part of safety teams for large corporations. When he's not at work Colton enjoys spending time with his wife and dog and going on adventures with them!
Cristina is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner that specializes in Family Medicine. She is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Cristina has been in the healthcare field for over 10 years primarily working in Emergency Medicine and Trauma Critical Care. Cristina also has extensive experience in other specialties such as Intensive Care, Orthopedics, Outpatient Rehabilitation, and Home Health. Prior to becoming an APRN, Cristina worked in a Level 2 Trauma Center Emergency Room for many years. Cristina is a clinical instructor for Nurse Practitioner Students and has been a clinical instructor for nursing students for over 5 years. Cristina is dedicated to providing individualized care to all her patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and loves trying new restaurants!
Cherie is a dual certified Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. A retired Air Force veteran, she has eight years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in primary care, women’s health, and military medicine. Prior to becoming an APRN, Cherie was a Registered Nurse for nine years with experience in aeromedical staging, labor and delivery, postpartum, and medical-surgical care. Cherie truly loves taking care of patients and has a passion for quality health care. Cherie is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and board-certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). In her spare time, Cherie enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Allison Cidre is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Allison has been working in the healthcare system for 10 years. Prior to starting her nursing career, Allison worked in the Las Vegas EMS system responding to 911 calls and treating patients for 6 years. Allison worked as a critical care nurse for 4 years, focusing in the fields of emergency medicine and surgical services. In her spare time Allison enjoys traveling with her boyfriend and spending time with her kitten Wolffe. Allison is committed to listening to her patients’ needs and providing the best care possible.
Health Xpress Medical Center welcomes, Rhianna Perez to our team of providers at our Henderson Clinic! Rhianna has been in the healthcare field for 14 years, primarily in critical care. Rhianna works primarily Saturdays and is our Spanish-speaking provider on staff. When Rhianna is not working she enjoys spending time with her family. Being physically active is important to her and her family, so they try to do activities that keep them busy and burning calories!
Savannah joins the Health Xpress Medical Center Team as our lead Medical Receptionist. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and is currently attending school to become a registered nurse. After graduating from school, she would like to specialize in pediatric oncology. When Savannah is not working or going to school, she likes to travel and spend time with her family.
Emyli is a hardworking individual who has always enjoyed the medical field. Emyli joins Health Xpress as our back-office medical technician. She started working in EMS and occupational health in 2017 and fell in love with it. She is starting Physician Assistant school this Summer and is excited to continue helping others. Emyli enjoys working out, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with her husband and dog Odin.
Ryan is our lead medical assistant who moved from Oregon to the Las Vegas Valley. He plans to further his education in the future.
When he's not working, you can find Ryan watching football with friends and family or cooking up a storm in the kitchen!
After growing up in Montana and living in Canada and Idaho, Kristin has made Henderson her home for the past 13 years. As a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy, IV, and Pharmacy certificates, she is always up for learning something new! If she can be a part of someone having a better day, then her mission is accomplished.
Kristin has been enjoying adventures for over 20 years with her husband. Her 2 kids keep her on her toes as they enjoy board games, music, camping, water skiing, and of course HOCKEY!
Aurora joins Health Xpress Medical Center as a medical receptionist. Aurora enjoys helping others. She has experience in bedside patient care and working with children of all ages. Aurora is here to help with scheduling, billing, and anything else patients will need. When Aurora isn't working, she likes to read and tend to her plants.
Gabriel joins Health Xpress Medical Center as our lab technician, as well as working at the front desk. Being in both the front and back office, he is able to help with any of your questions about billing, testing, appointments, and so on. He has experience with patients and has a passion for helping others. He likes to use alternative medicine options for his everyday health. Gabriel currently attends UNLV for their nursing program. He is hoping that after he graduates he can study acupuncture. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his two kittens.
Alexis is a certified phlebotomist who loves spending time with family and friends in her free time. She is an outgoing person who loves to help others, and she enjoys working in the medical field.
Kaitlyn is a medical receptionist at Health Xpress. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and is currently a college student pursuing her Bachelors in Psychology and Counseling. While not working or in school, Kaitlyn enjoys hiking, volunteer work, and spending time with loved ones.
Ashley joins Health Xpress as a back office assistant. She has experience in Pediatrics and enjoys working in healthcare gain experience as a pre-medical student at UNLV. Ashley hopes to continue to support healthcare in the Las Vegas community. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, try new restaurants and beverages, and practice yoga and meditation..
Kristin joins the Health Xpress Medical Center Team as a Certified Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist for the past 15+ years. She is also currently enrolled in school to become a Registered Nurse. Kristin has been in Henderson for the past 21 years. Kristin is passionate about working with patients of all ages making sure they get the best care. During her free time, Kristin loves to hike and spend time with her family.